By his own account, experienced several homosexual relationships in the 1960s. See Jonathan Baskin, "Fading Fast", Book Forum, February 2006.
Slept with: Marilyn Monroe (according to Brodkey)
Wife: Ellen Schwamm (until his death)
University: BA, Harvard University (1952)
The New Yorker Staff Writer (1987-)
O. Henry Award 1975 for "A Story in an Almost Classical Mode"
O. Henry Award 1976 for "His Son in His Arms, in Light, Aloft"
Author of books:
First Love and Other Sorrows (1958, short stories)
Women and Angels (1985)
Stories in an Almost Classical Mode (1988, short stories)
The World is the Home of Love and Death (1997, short stories)
The Runaway Soul (1991, novel)
Profane Friendship (1994, novel)
This Wild Darkness: The Story of My Death (1996, memoir)
My Venice (1998)
Sea Battles on Dry Land: Essays (1999, essays)